Be Connected with Stirling

A new programme of online activities and resources which support positive health and wellbeing will help keep the University of Stirling’s staff and students stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be Connected will keep the University’s community healthy, active and in touch whilst lockdown restrictions are in place by providing a range of online events, from live workout and dance classes, to mindfulness meditation sessions, and CV masterclasses. Student Union Officers will also host a weekly coffee and chat session which will provide advice and support to current students during the ongoing pandemic.

The programme is inspired by the Five Ways to Wellbeing, a set of actions which help people find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing.

Jill Stevenson, Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Director of Student Services, said:

“We’re all living in challenging and difficult times at the moment. We’re disconnected from our studies, our colleagues, our fellow students and we’re out of our normal routines.

“So, we at the University really wanted to create this programme to build a sense of community and connectedness during this time and help support our staff and students.”

As well as linking students to online events and streams created by the University of Stirling community, Be Connected also hosts other digital content which will be of interest to staff and students who are stuck at home during the pandemic. The resources include Classical Music Concerts, which allows individuals to live stream classical music concerts from around the world, and a guide on how to learn British Sign Language.